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wild geese;wetland;wetland habitats

Wild Geese in China are 'Prisoners' in Their Own Wetlands[May 23, 2017]

Because of greater human activity in cereal and rice fields in China, Chinese farmers also raise domestic ducks and geese in the stubble fields, leaving little food behind for their wild counterparts. Wintering geese are also a popular target of hunters who use shotguns, nets, traps, and poison to kill thousands upon thousands of birds every year. As a result, they conclude, the geese are effectively imprisoned in increasingly degraded wetland habitats.

lattice;thermal conductivity;elastic properties;geometries; elastic property

Elastic Properties Induced to Calculate Thermal Conductivity[May 23, 2017]

A Chinese research team led by prof. ZHANG Yongsheng at Institute of Solid State Physics, Hefei Institutes of Physical Science has proposed a fast and effective method to calculate the thermal conductivity of materials by using the elastic constants of materials.

wild geese;Yangtze wetlands;swan;wetland

Researchers Reveal Wild Geese Trapped in the Yangtze Wetlands, Their Only Winter Home[May 23, 2017]

New Chinese studies Are declining populations of wild geese in China 'prisoners' of their natural habitats? published on World Biodiversity Day using the latest hi-tech tracking devices fitted to 67 wild geese of five different species show that they are faithful to their ancestral wintering habitats, remaining day and night within the safety of Yangtze River Floodplain wetlands.

HIV-1;TALEs;genomic loci;host cell;DNA

Scientists Map Single-copy HIV-1 Provirus Loci in Human Chromosomes in Live Host Cells[May 23, 2017]

In a joint study with Prof. ZHANG Xian'en from Institute of Biophysics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Prof. CUI Zongqiang from Wuhan Institute of Virology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences has reported a novel approach to allow the visualization of single genomic loci in live cells.

intestine stem cell;mosaic stem;epithelium;Notch;

Notch Positive Feedback Loop Regulates Intestine Stem Cell Self-renewal[May 18, 2017]

Epithelium regeneration requires fast-cycling adult intestine stem cells (ISCs) which reside at the base of crypts and form a mosaic stem pattern adjacent lysozyme-secreting Paneth cells. Prof. BU Pengcheng's lab at Institute of Biophysics of Chinese Academy of Sciences and other researchers found that Notch forms a positive feedback loop in ISCs to regulate ISCs self-renewal and maintain the mosaic stem cell/niche pattern.

diabetic nephropathy;glomerulus-on-a-chip;microdevice;diabetes

DICP Researchers Establish a Disease Model of DN in a Glomerulus-on-a-chip Microdevice[May 22, 2017]

Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics microfluidic research group led by Prof. QIN Jianhua has made a progress on the establishment of a functional glomerulus-on-a-chip microdevicefor mimicking a disease model of DN in vitro.

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